Research Interests: Behavior Analysis, Behavioral Models, Autism, Attention, Comparative Cognition
A current research focus of Dr. Ploog is on behavioral animal models to study abnormal attention patterns in children with autism. He is also directly studying attention processes (incl. language) in these children. He is now affiliated with three CUNY PhD training areas (Animal Behavior & Comparative Psychology and Behavior Analysis, both in psychology, and Neuroscience in biology). He has taught primarily behavior analysis, learning theory, and statistics courses.